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27 Apr 2011
"USA soprano TAKESHA MESHÉ KIZART returns for MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN where she earned the public's high favor... "Her slender soprano easily soars through the air, ranging from the magically gentle to the explosively high dr...
21 Apr 2011
How better to celebrate than with a party? Champagne, feathers, and a performance by the gold-spangled diva herself! ...photos for those who missed it, and you can catch Takesha's performance (filmed on a mobile phone) on her website...
20 Apr 2011
A new production of Puccini’s La bohème is always a big event. In 2011 Opera Australia is thrilled to present a bold reworking of Puccini’s romance from director Gale Edwards and starring Takesha Meshé Kizart as Mimi.
19 Apr 2011
Securing Ji-Min Park (Rodolfo) and Takesha Meshe Kizart (Mimi) in the leads is an especial coup... Kizart is radiant and her evident familiarity with the role lends her presence a reassuring serenity.
17 Apr 2011
Currently making a big splash in Australia is Takesha Meshe Kizart. It would be nice to see her a little closer to home.
15 Apr 2011
Stars: * * * * * - Berlin blue notes. IT is 20 years since Baz Luhrmann launched his version of La Boheme on the world. In this new production for Opera Australia, director Gale Edwards creates a worthy and original successor.
15 Apr 2011
How to do something fresh with one of the most well-known operas around? This new Opera Australia production of Puccini’s La boheme largely succeeds, but more importantly they have a cast capable of delivering the dramatic and musical magic necess...
14 Apr 2011
But the success of any performance of La Boheme depends on the calibre of its Rodolfo and Mimi. With Ji-Min Park and Takesha Meshe Kizart, Terracini has cast this production triumphantly well... Kizart used her voice judiciously before unleashing ...
14 Apr 2011
'Beyonce' of opera says she's bohemian by birth - TAKESHA Meshe Kizart has been dubbed the Beyonce of opera. But the American who sings the role of Mimi in the new Opera Australia production of La Boheme has a family tree that lends itself more t...
14 Apr 2011
An opera star is born - AMERICAN soprano Takesha Meshe Kizart (below) strikes a fabulous diva pose and her pout shone after her tingling performance in Opera Australia's premiere of La Boheme at the Arts Centre. Performing with Korean singer Ji-Mi...
13 Apr 2011
Exquisite soprano Takesha Meshé Kizart (also pictured) completes the star casting. Was ever a performer so completely attractive in person as in their head shot? Kizart’s soprano has a liquid beauty, with a finely controlled tremolo that perfectly...
13 Apr 2011
Watch some footage from our fabulous new production of La boheme starring Takesha Meshe Kizart as Mimi
13 Apr 2011
La Bohème's powerhouse soprano Takesha Meshé Kizart in Sass & Bide dress.. leopard heels.. amazing jewel-encrusted neck piece - I die! If you were blown away by Takesha’s stylish emsemble, here’s a snippet of her amazing vocal chords…
12 Apr 2011
American soprano Takesha Meshé Kizart plays Mimi the beautiful seamstress “...We tried to show a really beautiful simplicity. She doesn’t have any money but what Rodolfo falls immediately in love with is her natural beauty. So while we might resea...
9 Apr 2011
As Mimi in Opera Australia's gritty new Gale Edwards production of La Bohème, the young American soprano (Takesha Meshé Kizart) portrays the heroine as a beacon of loveliness and simplicity amidst the raunchy Berlin Spiegletent where the glitterin...
9 Apr 2011
Delving deeper, ever deeper into behind-the-scenes preparations for La bohème, we interview the star of the show, Takesha Meshé Kizart. Hear why she and Mimi agree on a simple approach to living...
7 Apr 2011
Mimi in Oz: Opera Now noted in its March issue, "The big draw here is the striking American soprano Takesha Meshé Kizart, who has been drawing massive praise for her singing of the 19th-century Italian repertoire."
6 Apr 2011
When the idealistic writer Rodolfo (award-winning tenor Ji-Min Park) meets the innocent seamstress Mimi (powerhouse soprano Takesha Meshé Kizart), passion blazes in their hearts, inspiring some of the most touching music ever written.
6 Apr 2011
...(La boheme) the first new production at OA that he has guided from inception... Emotions are running high as the company enters its final week of rehearsals. "We had a run through the other day and everyone was in tears. It's such an emotional ...
6 Apr 2011
A new production of Puccini’s La bohème is always a big event. In 2011 Opera Australia is thrilled to present a bold reworking of Puccini’s romance from director Gale Edwards, starring Takesha Meshé Kizart as Mimi and Ji-Min Park as Rodolfo.
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TAKESHA MESHÉ KIZART



is worthy of all superlatives. With a breathtaking mastery and unflinching portrayals... a vocal flexibility that enables her to acutely pass from a tearful murmur to a firm luminosity. And her dramatic intelligence is worthy of the great "lionesses" of the lyric theater. An artist whose international career is still at its dawning, this young and beautiful American should reach the summit quickly. Provided, of course, that she preserves the incandescent glow that currently emanates from her every word and gesture. 
-Opera Magazine
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